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Rinodina Turfaceoides, a New Corticolous, Blastidiate Species from the Iberian Peninsula

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  28 March 2007

M. Giralt
Departament de Biologia Vegetal (Botànica), Facultat de Biologia, Universitat de Barcelona, Diagonal 645, 08028 Barcelona, Spain.
H. Mayrhofer
Institut fur Botanik, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Holteigasse 6, A-8010 Graz, Austria.
P. P. G. van den Boom
Arafura 16, 5691 JA Son, The Netherlands.
J. A. Elix
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia.


A new corticolous lichen, Rinodina turfaceoides, is described from the Serra de Estrela (Portugal). It is characterized mainly by the blastidiate thallus, large apothecia covered by a thick, yellow-orange pruina, large Physcia-type ascospores and chemistry. The new species is compared with the closely related but mainly muscicolous, R. turfacea, as well as with other corticolous Rinodina species with vegetative propagules, including R. colobinoides and R. disjuncta. Habit photographs of the new species and illustrations of its ascospores are also provided.

Research Article
Copyright © British Lichen Society 2001

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